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Project...Kahuna 66 cj6

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by bkd, May 11, 2007.

  1. May 11, 2007
    bkd

    bkd Moderator Supreme Staff Member

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    Thought I'd start a thread on the new toy.
    Picked up the Jeep from a rancher in so-cal, 33,000 original miles with some very minor surface rust. F-head 134...t-90...dana 18...warn overdrive...p235 75 r15 shoes on original rims.
    There's pics in new member forum of the 6 w/ hard top, then without...not sure how to move them here.
    progress pics to come....
    [​IMG]
    Jim S.
     
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  2. May 11, 2007
    bkd

    bkd Moderator Supreme Staff Member

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    Installed a Bestop fold and tumble rear seat for the kids this week, gonna have the fronts upholstered to match.
    I had our local metal supply bend up some pipe for me...fabbed it up last night...welded it up today. I need to get some plate for the under side of the tub then will bolt it down
    [​IMG]
    Jim S.
     
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  3. May 12, 2007
    windyhill

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    boy that 6 looks clean! Nice job on the role bar.
     
  4. May 12, 2007
    Rondog

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    Sweet!
     
  5. May 12, 2007
    NoFlyZone

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    Nice find. I don't think anything like that exists around here.
     
  6. May 21, 2007
    bkd

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    Inspired by Mike and Ian I decided to get some color on Kahuna.
    I've painted the rollbar, and am expecting to have my seats back from the upholsterer tomorrow. I prepped the inside of the tub and went with OrangeR) ...my 12 yr old son wanted flouresant green but I'm not that brave:rofl:
    Got lots of parts coming via the brown santa...this is fun!!!!
    [​IMG]

    Jim S.[​IMG]
     
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  7. May 21, 2007
    jd7

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  8. May 21, 2007
    windyhill

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    Orange is good!;)

    wow! thats nice, you should see my floor:shock:! what left of it.
     
  9. May 21, 2007
    bkd

    bkd Moderator Supreme Staff Member

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    Yea I'm very lucky with this rig...couple minor dings....little surface rust...a rock solid rig
    When I paint the exterior I'll simply wet sand, mask , and spray
    I'm definitley digging the orange:) :)
    Jim S.
     
  10. May 21, 2007
    sparky

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    X2!!!!

    Looking good. Keep it up!
     
  11. May 21, 2007
    Don X

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    Jim,

    Looks good. How much prep work did you have to do?
     
  12. May 22, 2007
    bkd

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    I began by cleaning several times, soap n water, orange cleaner, thinner n acetone.... the few areas that were bare I hit with primer, the rest got sanded lightly with a spongy sanding block.
    I hit it 3 times, wet sanding in between coats...not bad for gloss Rust-oleum;) 7 cans for the interior so far
    Jim S.
     
  13. May 22, 2007
    2pwrlftrs4u

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    as stated... orange = good :twisted:
     
  14. May 22, 2007
    Boyink

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    Well good - someone is filling the demand for an orange 6 - it wasn't going to be me! I like it on other Jeeps...just wasn't the color that tripped my trigger for my own Jeep.

    Looking good....jealous of how little work you had to do to get there...;)
     
  15. May 22, 2007
    bkd

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    I was thinking about leaving it white, but didn't want folks to think it was fiberglas;) .....being in so-cal, and with a moniker like Kahuna I think orange fits (my neighbors are a bit dubiousR) )
    Looking forward to seeing more completed shots of yours Mike...keep em coming.
    Jim S
     
  16. May 23, 2007
    Lieutenant Mike

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    Looks great. I have decided on Blue Granite Metallic for mine, it is a GM color on the 07 cars and trucks, I also plan on going with a grey interior.

    Can't wait to see your finished CJ6.
     
  17. May 23, 2007
    en480c4

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    Wow, looks great! I can't wait to see more pics.
     
  18. May 23, 2007
    bkd

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    woo hoo!!!! got the seats back from the upholsterer today....gonna be a fun weekend:)
    [​IMG]
    Jim S.
     
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  19. May 23, 2007
    Boyink

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    Those would look good with my gold...;)

    I like them - retro looking.
     
  20. May 23, 2007
    jd7

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    I like it....and that Lincoln lurking in the background. 41 Zepher?
     

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